The Housewifes Snail
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|Artist:||Ralf Metzenmacher Biography|
|Material:||canvas primed, shiny Picture sample edition|
|Theme:||The Crowning of Creation|
|Additional Information:||The story:
This motive constitutes an antipole to the sexual characteristics: namely, how a child views his expectations of his mother. The statement is explicit: mothers are fundamentally responsible for food.
As a symbol of this important function, I transformed the Grand Snail into a Swiss cheese. In that moment of transformation, the grounded spaceship acquired an entirely different meaning. It is astounding how I could bring about such a change in meaning through such minimal intervention and colour variation.
This painting has strong links with the Grand Snail. I have slightly altered the perspective and also the shade formation. The sand-coloured foundation has almost completely disappeared and is now exclusively composed of rough brush strokes.